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A surprising amount of adults would give up sex for a chance to attend the Rugby World Cup

Published 02/10/2015 | 11:40

Ireland players (left to right) Jamie Heaslip, Jonny Sexton, Sean O'Brien, and Connor Murray, sit for the team photo during the captains run at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. .
Ireland players (left to right) Jamie Heaslip, Jonny Sexton, Sean O'Brien, and Connor Murray, sit for the team photo during the captains run at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. .

One in three adults would say good bye to nookie, for a chance to attend the final of the Rugby World Cup in Twickenham.

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According to research, a whopping 31 per cent of adults would be prepared to give up sex in order to secure a coveted ticket to the final.

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw in action during squad training
Ireland's Robbie Henshaw in action during squad training

The study, carried out by UK-based Vibe Tickets, was carried out to see just how much people were willing to give up in order to land a seat at Twickenham stadium on October 31st.

At the moment, tickets are being flogged on unofficial websites for upwards of €135,000!

The survey also revealed that one in five adults would give up sex for a month to be at the final, while one in twenty would give up sex for an entire year to be there.

For some, the abstinence depended on who was going to be on the pitch on the day in question.

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Luke Massie, CEO at Vibe Tickets said, “It’s a shame that getting a ticket is so hard. Fans are hampered by expensive, hard-to-get, tickets. If it was actually possible to get tickets by giving up sex, I imagine that there would be a lot of abstinence across the country!”

Vibe Tickets was founded in 2013 by Massie, who wanted to give real fans the chance to not only buy and sell tickets, but also make new, like minded friends at the hottest events.

A similar survey carried out by dating website elitesingles.ie recently revealed that knowing your stuff about rugby and its rule would increase your chances of scoring with the opposite sex.

27 September 2015; Ireland supporters during the game. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2015; Ireland supporters during the game. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

The study claimed that up to two thirds of singles wanted to date a rugby fan, with 80 per cent of Irish women saying a man who was a passionate rugby fan was a desirable date.

Ian Madigan's 'exquisite' hair during Ireland v Romania at the Rugby World Cup
Ian Madigan's 'exquisite' hair during Ireland v Romania at the Rugby World Cup

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